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U.S. faults accreditation panel in City College of San Francisco ruling

In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.

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City College of San Francisco redoubles efforts to fight closure

The saga CCSF's future took an unexpected turn when the accreditation committee decided to pull accreditation for it after the finish of this academic year.

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Antiwar veterans deploy to Fleet Week

Every October the San Francisco Bay Area is "invaded and occupied" for five days by a gargantuan display of U.S. military power called Fleet Week.

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Protest shuts down Wells Fargo

It was the biggest demonstration to date in the growing surge of "Make Banks Pay!" and "Occupy Together" actions in the Bay Area.

Protesters target BART for cell phone cutoff

The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.

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Protests erupt over cell phone shutdown

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.

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Single-payer rally "welcomes" insurance industry group

It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."

San Francisco firms back paid sick leave law

Two thirds of 727 San Francisco businesses surveyed back the city's paid sick leave ordinance, contradicting prior corporate claims that it would be expensive to business and hurt the economy.

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A first: Oakland ID card is also ATM card

Oakland is set to offer all residents, including undocumented immigrants, ID/ATM debit cards.

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Hilton Hotel workers walk out in three cities

Hotel workers strike Hilton to protest  increasing work loads at the same time the Hilton's owners are receiving $180 million in federal bailout funds.